Dear Clan and family, It is that time of year when society renewals are due and although they are coming in, this is a reminder that of you wish to be kept on our list, a renewal has to be recieved unless you have Life Membership. Please note that this year all renewals receive the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Society Renewals are now due
As has been highlighted in the past, there are those who may make claims and some who also offer certification, information, arms and titles that carry no real weight nor in many cases, credibility. However, more and more people are starting to rile against it and are saying enough is really enough and they are… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Use of titles of nobility; true or false.
Genetic Research on Scottish DNA 2019 Looking for evidence to prove or just as valid to disprove is far more important than bending facts to fit an agenda when looking at the genetic picture. Science and solid evidence therefore, rather than commercial companies, has to offer the best source of information on Scotland's past and… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Vikings travel routes in Scotland to be researched.
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Robert_burns.jpg Robert Burns 1759-1796 In view of Burns Night 2022 When one thinks of Robert Burns, there is a tendency to consider him as a simple romantic with an eye on righting social injustice. Because of this and through his working class roots he became known as 'the ploughman poet'. Born in Alloway in Ayrshire,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Rabbie Burns and Scottish Freemasonry – ‘Gie me the Maester’s Apron.’
Here is an excellent albeit concise piece taken from another website (Hodgson) and as such it is only proper that credit is given to the authors. What is really interesting and augments exactly what our society has said for years based on the current evidence, is that this progression clearly shows that Annandale was not… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Changes in the Anglo-Scottish borders over the 9th and 10th centuries
Seal of the Lord Lyon LORD LYON KING OF ARMS AND THE LYON COURT So who is the Lord Lyon and what is his court. Simplistically, the Lyon has the full Heraldic authority for Scotland through the exercising royal prerogative powers in place of the Monarch. His counterparts in England are the College of Arms,… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: New Appointments at the Lyon Court.
To the left are the arms of the Federation of Clan Campbell Societies, registered with and granted by, the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh. The question is, what do the Campbells from Argyll have to do with the Carruthers of Annadale. Interestingly, very little but all will come clearer when you read on. Based on the… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: Scottish Carruthers Heraldry; a lesson in history.
https://youtu.be/bHdzYWkIPuE Video by the Royal Regiment of Scotland on how to wear a kilt (tongue in cheek, in part) Border clans and families, of which Carruthers is one, never wore tartan and most certainly did not wear kilts. However, as we move towards the festive season the kilt has become more popular. Mostly noticeable at… Continue reading CLAN CARRUTHERS: What does a Scotsman wear under his kilt?